StrategyDemocrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices
President Joe Biden, progressives and moderates support proposals that would generally allow the government to set restrictions on brand-name drugs.
StrategyOpinion: The Trump Healthcare Policies That Deserve to Stick Around
To be clear, the Trump administration, generally, put the healthcare of many Americans in jeopardy.
FinanceCollege Tuition Sparked a Mental Health Crisis. Then the Hefty Hospital Bill Arrive
Northwell Health charged college student Divya Singh $50,282 for a psychiatric evaluation. Aetna reduced it to $17,066 and required Singh...
Revenue CycleAHA Pushes Back on RAND's Recent Hospital Pricing Report
CEO Rick Pollack released a statement on behalf of the AHA, stating that RAND "ignores the unique role of hospitals...
Revenue CyclePrice Transparency Could Stymie Cost-shifting
Cost-shifting by hospitals to cover lousy Medicaid reimbursements will become more problematic as price transparency mandates take effect.
Strategy4 Vital Health Issues — Not Tied to Covid — That Congress Addressed in Massive Spending Bill
While the $900 billion that lawmakers included for urgent pandemic relief got most of the attention, some even bigger changes...
Strategy'An Arm and a Leg': Host Dan Weissmann Talks Price Transparency on 'Axios Today'
A new federal rule requires hospitals to make public the prices they negotiate with insurers.
Revenue Cycle4 Takeaways From the First Days of the CMS Price Transparency Rule
Becky Greenfield, a partner with Wolfe Pincavage, provides an early temperature check on hospital compliance with CMS' price transparency mandate...
FinanceHospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?
The move is part of a larger push by the Trump administration to use price transparency to curtail prices and...
Revenue CyclePrice Transparency Audits to Begin in 2021
Organizations may refer to CMS' Hospital Price Transparency website for more information and resources.
Revenue CycleHospitals: Prepare for CMS Price Transparency Audits in January
CMS plans to audit a sample of hospitals for compliance with its new mandate, in addition to investigating any complaints...
StrategyIt's Not Just Insulin: Lawmakers Focus on Price of One Drug, While Others Rise Too
As drug prices spiral upward, politicians in Washington, D.C., and in state governments have sought to address the problem in...